As a result of TCC’s Stop School Hunger / Dysgu Nid Llwgu campaign, the Welsh Government committed £450,000 towards a new pilot scheme. This will provide an extra £1 a day for eligible secondary pupils, so they can afford to buy breakfast as well as lunch at school. The pilot started in 2021 for Year 7 pupils, and if successful will be expanded to all eligible pupils in Wales.
The Living Wage for Wales
We've had lots of success in our Living Wage campaign, with employers such as St. Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High School committing to paying all their employees the Living Wage.
We're continuing to campaign on the Living Wage with partner organisations.
Our Youth in Action group has developed Healthy Minds Haven, a resource and award for secondary schools to use to promote mental wellbeing across their school community.
They received support from a local authority chief officer for education. Schools can follow the link to use the resource and work through the award.
After a successful campaign to get local authorities to agree to welcoming Syrian refugees, we are working on building welcoming communities in North East Wales including Wrexham becoming a Town of Sanctuary.
TCC is part of the Welsh Refugee Coalition, and the Nation of Sanctuary steering group, working on national issues, events, and policy change. We are working with the Bevan Foundation on a project for people with lived experience of migration to have a say on policy in Wales.
We launched a housing forum when members from various TCC groups raised different issues with housing across North East Wales.
The group is researching, exploring issues and working with Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham councils following on from their commitment to work together with us at our 25th anniversary event in October 2020.
TCC members are looking at how we can organise around climate change. From exploring divestment to reducing meat consumption, this is a broad and important issue that affects everyone.